Training, Employment & Volunteering

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Everyone has strengths. We work with people to discover what they want to do & the steps they need to take to get there

Most homeless people want to find work and be meaningfully occupied but don’t necessarily have current experience or some of skills required for the job. We believe that training, employment and volunteering are key to independent living and remains the most effective route out of homelessness. Being occupied provides purpose, stability and routine making relapse to the streets less likely.

Workspace has an excellent track record of getting people back in to training and work with careers advisers working one-to-one with people to improve their employability, and achieve their career and education goals.

Workspace provides:
o Job search support – CV preparation, Internet search, mock interviews
o Accredited in-house IT Training
o Work Placements
o Post -Employment support to help people make the transition in to work. We also provide clothing and travel cards until someone’s first pay check arrives.
o In-house volunteering scheme called Step Up giving people the opportunity to undertake placements alongside staff in the kitchen, day & night centre and activity groups

We have strong relationships with Corporate Partners who provide workshops which improve people’s employability, and work trials which give people vital experience of the working world.